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#14912 of 14955 Re: 2006 77k owner experience [neil5]
Dec 17, 2011 (1:24 pm)
#14913 of 14955 Tire recommendation for 2006 Avalon XL
Dec 21, 2011 (6:21 pm)
I have the above mentioned car and am looking for best tires for the money.
Local recommendation is Firestone Precision Touring 215/60/R16 but want to get some feedback from others about this tire and some others that may be comparable.
thanks in advance,
Dec 21, 2011 (7:35 pm)
First you have to decide the purpose of these tires, handling, mileage, rain, snow.
I prefer Michelin MXV4's or for a less expensive tire, Dunlop's.
#14915 of 14955 Re: Tire recommendation for 2006 Avalon XL [tashidad]
Dec 22, 2011 (8:16 am)
I put Yokahama Avid S 215/60/R16 on my 2007. I have been very pleased with the ride, quietness, etc., for 15K miles. These tires seem to be compared favorably with the Firestone Precision touring, and are reasonably (?) priced. I looked at Toyo tires, but they were very pricey.
#14916 of 14955 Poor FM Reception
Jan 10, 2012 (10:55 pm)
Just bought a very nice '06 Avalon XL but the FM radio reception seems very poor and not as good as my now for sale '99 XLS. Antenna is printed on the inside of rear window but I can't tell the difference between rear defroster lines and antenna. Any suggestions for better reception? Thank you.
#14917 of 14955 Re: Poor FM Reception [terrymac]
Jan 11, 2012 (1:28 pm)
Apparently you have a rare case of poor reception as I'm in a rural area, my reception is great, I was amazed at the, as you put it, printed antenna performance, even the AM is superb. I am going to hate to give this vehicle up this year if they re-style the 2013. Been waiting 2 years, only have 30,000 miles on it.
#14918 of 14955 2006 XL Tire Inflation & Clearance
Jan 11, 2012 (7:34 pm)
I have the regular 16 inch tires on my new to me Avalon and the recommended PSI is only 29, which sounds low to me. My biggest complaint about my old "99 XLS was the low clearance under the car. I was always bottoming out and those tires had 32psi in them. Are you other 2006 Avalon owners with 16 inch tires really only inflating to 29? I was hoping to not bottom out so much in this car. Thanks.
#14919 of 14955 Re: Poor FM Reception [terrymac]
Jan 15, 2012 (2:53 am)
not a rare case.. mine is rubbish also.. my wife's corola can receive stations clearly without extending the antenna, ones which I can not get at all.. [this is in Dubai..]
but then this is a small thing compared to the many other issues and just another disappointment for me with this cheap quality c**p car..
#14920 of 14955 Re: Poor FM Reception [doobre]
Jan 15, 2012 (4:51 am)
I live over 65 miles from NYC, I receive all the FM, AM stations from there. considering all the obstacles in it's path I judge that as GOOD reception. Dubai, well I know you're not getiing those stations. Since I have no idea where your broadcasting is coming from, I can't comment, your wife has a metal extending antenna, perhaps you might consider getting one also. As far as cheap quality c**p car, I simply can't agree. My Avalon has not had one problem other than the remote start & a gas door that decides when it wants to open, although I've fixed that by moving the plastic connector to the top when I close it. Is it perfect, no, nothing manmade is. Read the Consumer reports write up on the Benz or Land Rover, Jaguar etc. Very expensive ego purchases that don't perform well at all. I'm fortunate enough to be able to but any car but my Scottish Heritage forces me to be cost conscious, I want more bang for the buck & the Avalon Limited provides me with that. Although if they don't re-style the 2013 I will be looking elsewhere. EIGHT years of the same style, with only face lifts is boring. I hope Toyota monitors this blog.
#14921 of 14955 Re: 2006 XL Tire Inflation & Clearance [terrymac]
Jan 16, 2012 (6:23 pm)
I have a 2007 with 16" tires and keep them inflated to 29 PSI per the door stickers. I am afraid that 32 PSI would cause a decrease in ride quality.
You just have to remember that any late model Avalon has low clearance and drive accordingly. I have experienced minor bottoming problems on steep driveways, etc., and just try to be extra careful (slower) in those situations.